Middle Fork Willamette River is still kicking out some nice Springers along with it's gorgeous Summer Steelhead

Middle Fork Willamette River is still kicking out some nice Springers along with it's gorgeous Summer Steelhead

After shaking off the loss of a challenging summer steelhead which won the battle by shaking the hook at the last minute, Gary was very pleased to make good on his first back-bounced Willamette Springer.

The Middle Fork Willamette is also producing some Quality Fish

The Middle Fork Willamette is also producing some Quality Fish

We had a very pleasant drift yesterday on the Middle Fork Willamette with several chances on feisty Summer Steelhead. Despite a forecast for very hot temperatures, a cool breeze off the water kept us really comfortable throughout the float. It's always a pleasant surprise when an apparent trout bite turns into an acrobatic tail-walking, summersaulting, line-burning Steelhead!

Spring Chinook & Summer Steehead Combo Trips

Spring Chinook & Summer Steehead Combo Trips

In addition to the great McKenzie River trout action, we are still finding Spring Chinook and feisty Summer Steelhead on our Summer float trips.

Great Trout action on the McKenzie River near Eugene Oregon

Great Trout action on the McKenzie River near Eugene Oregon

Through the end of summer we have a great Trout fishery available on the beautiful McKenzie River. Though these fish will take readily to spinners and ultra-light equipment, they are particularly susceptible to flies, both wet & dry. This makes these trips a fantastic introduction for novice fly fishermen. My guests this past week can testify that folks with little to no previous fly fishing experience can enjoy great success with the fly. John & Gary had numerous doubles on throughout the day and had no trouble releasing plenty of fish while still retaining a nice limit of feisty hatchery scrappers to take home for a fish fry. This fishery is also a fun and engaging way to introduce kids to fishing as are our Umpqua Bass trips.....lots of action, lots of fish.

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

In addition to some excellent fly fishing for trout, we now have Spring Chinook Salmon & feisty Summer Steelhead all producing some fun summer fishing action on the McKenzie. This past week, Julie and her Dad celebrated a combination Birthday-Fathers Day with a salmon/steelhead combo trip. In addition to Julie's big steelhead, they landed several nice Springers as well. Suffice to say, their Father's Day BBQ was plentiful!

Springer Action Heats Up on the McKenzie River

John & Hank had a great day last Friday batting 1000 as they went 4 for 4 on McKenzie River Spring Chinook. Salmon continue to migrate over Willamette Falls at a rate of several hundred per day. If this rate remains consistent, we should continue to find fish well into July.